I tried using both Backboard and SpringBack to back up my home screen layout, but neither works. Backboard completely reset all of my apps (as in put the system apps on page one and the rest on the following pages in alphabetical order), and SpringBack resprings but doesn't restore the layout. Does anyone know a good app that actually works on 4.2.1 to backup/restore the home screen layout?

Also, are there any free alternatives to AptBackup? AptBackup also does not work for me (and yes, I did explicitly follow the given directions).

Thank you for any help!